09-23-2006, 04:30 AM
Here is a DRK gear guide I have been putting together for my LS. I haven't finished it 100% because I took a break for a few months an came back to a TON of new gear that I have been digging through deciding what is best. I will continute to edit the guide so check back every so often for updates. Here is the guide, any additions please tell me and I will be sure to add them in.

1 Bronze Zaghnal ~ Dmg:14 Delay:480
10 Legionnaire's Scythe ~ Dmg:27 Delay:495 Str+2 Vit-1 ~ Very nice scythe for a low level, recomend using until level 20 when you get cruel scythe. Nothing is better until then.
20 Cruel Scythe ~ Dmg:40 Delay:513 Int+2 Mnd-2 Light-2 Darkness+2 Additional effect: Impairs evasion ~ Replace this with Legionnaire's Scythe. This scythe is very nice because the additional effect kicks in quiet often, helps your pt mates out alot.
27 Frostreaper ~ Dmg:42 Delay:480 Ice+6 Additional effect: Ice Dmg
30 Mercenary Captain's Scythe ~ Dmg:51 Delay 528 ~ Strongest scythe up till 43
37 Harvester ~ Dmg:53 Delay:480 Additional effect: Vs. plantoids = weight
40 Mythril Scythe ~ Dmg:64 Delay:528
43 Raven Scythe (AF) ~ Dmg:68 Delay 528 Str+2 Int+2 ~ Wonderful scythe, best AF weapon imo. The dmg is very nice, an the +str an int is great for ws modifiers (even tho all ws at this lvl suck)
47 Falcastra ~ Dmg:66 Delay:466 Dex+4 Agi-4
49 Barbarian's Scythe ~ Dmg:76 Delay:528 Accuracy-5 Attack+25 ~ This is a nice scythe, i personally didnt like it because im a elf an the -5 accuracy really hurt me. Suggest any elvaan to skip this an stick with their Raven Scythe for now
53 Bone Scythe ~ Dmg:78 Delay:502 ~ Switch from Raven scythe to Bone
58 Vassago's Scythe ~ Dmg:84 Delay:528 HP-5% Accuracy+5 ~ This is a must get scythe, it can be on the expensive side, but it is extremly powerful, i personally used this scythe until 66 ( plus it looks bad ass)
62 A L'Outrance ~ Dmg:76 Delay:480 Additional effect Vs. beasts: Darkness damage ~ Decent scythe, you can use this if you cannot afford a Vassago's. It drops off a doomed NM in Onzozo called Hellion (can be taken down by a pt of 70's)
65 Darksteel Scythe ~ Dmg:89 Delay:528
67 Ascention ~ Dmg:79 Delay:480 Fire+8 Light+8 Additional effect Vs. undead: Fire damage
73 Death Scythe ~ Dmg:97 Delay:528 Additional effect : HP Drain ~ This is personally my most favorite scythe, the HP drain kicks in alot but doesnt drain alot of hp at a time. Best scythe to do spiral hell with imo, i highly recomend getting this (very cheap also, costs about 20k)
73 Orichalcum Scythe ~Dmg:97 Delay:528 Acc+2 M.Acc+2 ~ This was my choice for a end game scythe.
73 Tritons scythe ~ Dmg:98 Delay:513 Acc+3 M.Acc+3 ~ HQ version of O.Scythe. RARELY crafted

Great Sword
1 Rusty GreatSword ~ Dmg:14 Delay:456
5 Death Bringer ~ Dmg:20 Delay:466 Attack+8 Def-6 ~ Can be quested from Zeid or bought on ah for like 2k
13 Burning Claymore ~ Dmg:27 Delay 431 Additional effect: Fire Damage
18 Braveheart ~ Dmg:30 Delay:444 Dex+2 Accuracy+5 ~ Beautiful greatsword for a low level, both stats are very important for drk
20 Mercenary's Greatsword ~ Dmg:33 Delay:431 Attack+7 ~ Suggest skiping this and staying with braveheart
24 Barbarian's Sword ~ Dmg:37 Delay:444 Accuracy-5 Attack+15 ~ Like the Barbarian's Scythe this sword is powerfull, but the Accuracy down is not good for darks natrual low accuracy (especially if your a elvaan)
27 Inferno Sword ~ Dmg:40 Delay:456 Additional effect: Fire damage
31 Demonic Sword ~ Dmg:44 Delay:456 Darkness+8 Additional effect: Darkness damage ~ Switch from barb. to Demonic
39 Ice Brand ~ Dmg:53 Delay:456 Ice+8 Additioal effect: Ice damage
47 Faussar ~ Dmg:61 Delay:480 ~ Decent damage, Trade up from Demonic sword, keep this until level 54
54 Dark Steel Claymore ~ Dmg:71 Delay:489
60 Zweihander ~ Dmg:76 Delay:456 ~ Nice sword, strong and looks a little cool, you can stick with Darksteel Claymore if you do not wish to purchase this, there wont be much of a damage differance
62 Arondight ~ Dmg:79 Delay:480 Fire+7 Water+7 Additional effect: Water damage Rare/ex ~ Very nice sword, recomend camping Cancer for this. Cancer is a lvl
65 crab nm in kuftal tunel (H-7 of map 1)
*66 Mythril Heart ~ Dmg:80 Delay:480 Additional effect: Dispel ~ {Impossible to gauge} greatsword, one of my favorites, the dispel kicks in usually within the first 2 hits in the fight for some reason. It can be expensve but it is worth the money
*70 Balmung ~ Dmg:80 Delay:480 HP-5% Accuracy+5 Attack+13 Additional Effect: Dispel ~ VERY strong sword, VERY expensive as well. If you have money i suggest selling the mythril heart and purhasing this baby, it can be used to 75
72 Subduer(Unlocked version) ~ Dmg:72 Delay 444 Latent effect: Dmg:85 Latent effect: Critical Hit Rate +6% ~ Best greatsword once latent is broken. Latent is broken by doing 500 ws points. This is droped in 2 KSNMS Double Dragonian and Seasons Greetings
73 Balin's Sword ~ Dmg:84 Delay:480 MP+13 Str+4 Int+2 ~ If you cannot afford a Balmung or cannot do the KSNM's, this sword is great for Spining slash because its based off STR and INT, additional 13 mp is nice for us elfs too
*75 Ragnarok ~ Dmg:86 Delay:431 Accuracy+20 Increases rate of critical hits "Scourge weapon skill" ~ Final upgraded relic great sword, if you have 200 mil to spend on upgrades then this is the sword for you, everyone else stick with the subduer or balins

Axe's(Level 71+ only - DRK/NIN in WS spam pts)
68 Archa d'Armas ~ Dmg:46 Delay:228 Str+2 Dex+1 Vit-3 Agi-2 ~
71 Tabarzin ~ Dmg:49 Delay:288 Hp+10 Dex+2 Vit+2 ~ Decent axe, the +2 dex is nice since you can dual wield it
72 Woodville's Axe ~ Dmg:50 Delay:288 Str+4 Spell Interruption Rate -5% ~ 1 of 2 best end game axes, INCREDIBLY strong dmg, great for rampage
73 Maneater ~ Dmg:43 Delay:276 Hidden Effect: Attack+18 Hidden Effect: Accuracy+5 Latent Effect: Dmg:49 ~ This is the best end game axe (along with Woodville's) Hidden effects/latent is set off when you have less then 100% tp, once you go over 100% you lose the effects until you WS. This is my personal favorite axe

Sword (Level 71+ only - DRK/NIN in ws spam pts)
65 Ifrit's Blade ~ Dmg:36 Delay:236 Str+3 Attack+10 Additional effect: Fire damage
70 Ridill ~ Dmg:40 Delay:236 Occasionally Attacks 2-3 times ~ Best sword imo, very hard to get tho because it drops off Fafnir in Dragons Aery which is camped by GS botters, If you have the patience an people who will help you, camp that badboy because this will be your best offhand weapon

1 Bronze Cap ~ Def: 2
10 Faceguard ~ Def: 5
15 Bastokan Cap ~ Def: 6 HP: 2 MP: 2 INT: 1
21 Beetle Mask+1 ~ Def: 10 Vs. Ice: -3 Evasion: 1
*24 Emporer's Hairpin/Empress Hairpin ~ HP: -15 DEX: 3 AGI: 3 Evasion: 10 ~ Great head piece, can be very expensive, and hard to claim Emperor due to all the campers
30 Centurions Mask ~ Def: 12 DEX: 1
40 Iron Musketeer's Armet ~ Def: 17 VIT: 2
*43 Walkure Mask ~ Def: 11 HP: 15 Attack+6 ~ This mask an the Valkryies are both great maskes, it is the players choice if they want additional hp or mp, both are rather expensive an drop off nms in beadeux
*43 Valkryies Mask ~ Def: 16 MP: 10 Attack+7~ (read Walkure Mask)
*45 Luisant Salade ~ Def:16 * Str+1 Dex+1 Agi-1 Accuracy+1 Attack+1 Evasion-3 ~ Very expensive and very rare
60 Chaos Burgeonet ~ Def: 23 HP: 12 STR: 4 Dark Magic Skill: 5 Enhances Souleater Effect ~ macro in for WS and absorbs
60 Patroclus's Helm ~ Def:21 Str+2 Evasion-5 Haste+2% Enmity-5 ~ Drops off Biast, NM dragon in xarabard
68 Celata ~ Def: 22 Accuracy+3 Attack+4 Evasion-2 ~ If you cannot get a O-hat this is your next best choice since it is relativly cheap and has attack + as well
70 Optical Hat ~ Accuracy: 10 Evasion: 10 Ranged Accuracy: 10 ~ Best head gear for TP gain
*71 Black Sallet ~ Def:22 Accuracy+5 Attack+9 Damage Taken+9% Enhances Effect of 'Absorb' Spells
*73 Hecatomb Cap ~ Def: HP +12 Str+11 Dex+5 Slow+9%
74 Ace's Helm ~ Def:28 Str+4 Accuracy+7 Evasion-7 Haste+4% ~ Drops off King Vinegarroon in west altepa, good helm for TP gear
75 Chaos Burgeonet +1 ~ Def:27 HP +12 MP +12 Str+7 Dark Magic Skill +5 Enhances Souleater Effect ~ Macro for WS/Dark Magic
75 Wyvern Helm ~Def: 30 HP: 30 STR: 5 Vs. Fire: 10 Addition Effect: Blaze-Spike ~ Macro in for WS

1 Bronze Harness ~ Def: 4 ~ Basic armor wear until Scale mail
10 Scale Mail ~Def: 11~ Switch Bronze harness for Scale mail
16 Bone Harness+1 ~ Def: 15 Vs. Fire: -3 Evasion: 1~ Switch Scale Mail to Bone harness +1
18 Garrison Tunica ~ Def: 15 Dex+1 Chr+1 ~ little extra dex never hurt
21 Beetle Harness+1 ~Def: 18 Vs. Ice: -3 Evasion: 1 ~ You can keep your Bone harness +1 if you dont want to spring for the beetle +1
24 Chainmail ~ Def: 21 ~ Trade bettle or bone up for chainmail and wear to level 30
30 Centurions Scale Mail ~ Def: 23 Vit+1 ~ Upgrade from a chainmail to Cent scale mail
40 Royal Squires Chainmail ~ Def: 31 Dex+1~ Sell Cent Scale Mail and purchase this
43 Royal Squires Chainmail+1 ~ Def: 32 Dex+1 Inside Nation's Control: Attack: 6 Inside Nation's Control: Ranged Atk: 6~ Not bad if you pt in your nations controlled areas. Switch if you want, not a nessesity though
45 Brigindine Armor ~ Def: 32 HP+10 Dex+2 Vit+2 ~ Stupid checkerboard armor, but it has dex which is nice for drk, make sure to bring some checker pieces along when you die d(^.^d)
*45 Luisant Haubert ~ Def:30 Str+2 Dex+2 Accuracy+3 Attack+3 Evasion-12~ Best body armor to wear until haubergon but like its other parts, its very expensive and extremly rare to be on ah
55 Royal Knights Chainmail ~Def: 43 Str+2 Dex+2 Attack+3~ Replace your checkerboard armor with this
58 Chaos Cuirass ~ Def: 46 Hp+20 Vit+3 Attack+5 Enfeebling magic skill+5 ~ I wore my AF body for 1 level then switched to a Haubergon
*59 Haubergon ~ Def: 45 Str+5 Dex+5 Agi-5 Accuracy+10 Attack+10 Evasion-20 ~ This is by far the best body piece for dark, you can wear this all the way to 75
*69 Hauberk ~ Def: 47 Str+5 Dex+5 Agi-5 Accuracy+10 Attack+10 Evasion-10 ~ This is the same stats as a haubergon but it is part of the thick set (set for TP gain) sell your hauby in an purchase this baby
*71 Plastron ~ Def:40 Str+8 Attack+16 Damage Taken+14% Adds 'Refresh' Effect~ Great to macro in for WS, VERY expensive usually costs around 30 mil, dont worry if you cant afford it 90% of drks get a Hecatomb harness over this.
*73 Hecatomb Harness ~ Def:50 HP +16 Str+12 Accuracy+10 Slow+13% ~ Made from N.Abj body that drops off kirin, best body to macro into WS
*73 Adaman Hauberk ~ Def: 53 Str+10 Dex+10 Accuracy+15 Attack+15 Evasion-10 ~ Made from E.Abj body that drops off Niddhogg (dragons aery) If you ever get this baby you can sell your haubergon/hauberk (which ever you have) an replace it with this. Best bod ypiece for TP gain
74 Chaos Cuirass +1 ~ Def:49 HP+20 MP+20 Str+7 Vit+7 Attack+10 Enfeebling Magic Skill+5 ~ AF+1 is aquired in Sea (end of CoP) ~ This is just a optional piece to wear. Has good STR if you cant get a Plastron or Hecatomb harness and the Enfeebling +5 is good for enfeebles when soloing

1 Bronze Mittens ~ Def:1 ~ Basic gloves. Wear till level 10
10 Royal Footmans Gloves ~ Def:3 Att+3 ~ Switch Brone mittens for Legionnaries mittens. Can be bought on ah of with San d'Orian CP
15 Bastokan Mufflers ~
30 Royal Squires Mufflers ~ Acc+2 ~ Switch your Sandy gloves or Bastok gloves for Ryl. Sqr. Mufflers. Good TP gloves
40 Ogygos' Bracelets ~ HP+20 Str+5 Dex-3 Agi-3 ~ Great STR gloves. Macro these in ws
*45 Luisant Moufles ~ Str+1 Dex+1 Agi-3 Acc+2 Att+2 ~ Expensive but great gloves. mix of str acc an att is always a nice touch, cuts out macro gear. Very hard to get off ah though so stick to Ryl. Sqr. Muffles for TP an macro in Gigas/Ogygos Braclets for ws for now.
*50 Enkalodos' Bracelets ~ Hp+25 Str+7 Dex-4 Agi-4 ~ GREAT str gloves, macro in ws. Drops off Enkelados in 10th floor of delkfutt tower
50 Royal Knights Mufflers ~ Acc+3 ~ Switch Ryl. Sqr. Mufflers for these for TP gain.
54 Chaos Gauntlets ~ Hp+11 Dex+3 Darkness+10 Enhances Weapon bash ~ A little free dex never hurt anyone. Macro these into a weapon bash macro.
60 Pallas's Bracelets ~ HP+35 Str+9 Dex-5 Agi-5 ~ Insane str gloves but hard to obtain. Pallas is highley botted and these sell for way to high of a price.
68 Thick Mufflers ~ Acc+3 Att+3 eva-2 ~ Thick set is a great TP gain set. Switch your current ACC gloves for these
70 Alky Bracelets ~ HP+40 Str+11 Dex-6 Agi-6 ~ The best STR gloves possible to get. EXTREMLY RARE, the drop rate on Alkyoneus is slim to none and it is unbelievably botted.... thanks GS... rot in mordion gaol!
*71 Black Gadlings ~ Str+4 Att+8 Damage Taken +6% Enhances Effect of 'Absorb' Spells~ Good for Absorb spells and thats basicly it. A waste of money
73 Hecatomb mittens ~ Hp+8 Str+7 Dex+4 Slow+5% ~ Basicly these are like a rare/ex version of enkelados bracelets. If you dont have Enke pallas or alky bracelets graba pair of these from sky.
73 Adaman Mufflers ~ Int-10 Acc+4 Att+10 Eva-4 ~ Best TP gain gloves. Trade your thick mufflers up for these if you can aquire them.
74 Chaos Gauntlets +1 ~ ~

1 Bronze Subligar~ Def:1 ~ Basic pants
10 Scale Cuisses~ Def:7 ~ Upgrade from bronze
16 Bone Subligar+1 ~ Eva+1 ~ If you feel you need more eva get these. If not stick with scale
*21 Garrion Hose ~ Str+1 Dex+1 ~ Good pants, hard to come by in most cases though. If you fidn these it is worth it get them
25 Bastokan Subligar ~ Vit+1 Att+3 R.Att+3 ~ Good att pants to wear at low levels. Keep these till Black hose
29 Black Hose ~ Str+1 Enmity+1 ~ only Str pants at low level. Drops off popped bettle in carpenters landing. Get if possible
40 Royal Squire's Breeches ~ Dex+1 Agi+1 ~ Upgrade to these
*45 Luisant Brayettes ~ Str+1 Dex+1 Agi-2 Acc+1 Att+2 ~ Good pants, to expensive and not worth it
55 Royal KNights Breeches ~ Str+2 Dex+2 Att+3 ~ Great pants to macro in for ws or can wear full time. Trade in your Ryl. Sqr. Breeches for these Ryl. Knight breeches.
56 Choas Flanchard ~ Hp+15 Int+3 Eva+5 Parrying skill+10 ~ Good pants to wear when you get hate, the Eva+ an parry + is a nice touch. Dont wear full time, stick to Ryl. Knight breeches.
69 Thick Breeches ~ Acc+2 Att+5 Eva-2 ~ Wear full time to 75 for TP. If you cant trade up to Adaman breeches but if not, stick with these.
*71 Black Cuisses ~ Str+4 Att+14 Damage Taken +13% Enhances Effect of 'Absorb' Spells ~ Great STR pants. I wore these full time at 75. Highley recomend purchasing these
73 Adaman Breeches ~ Mp-20 Vit-10 Acc+6 Att+6 Eva-6 ~ Best TP gain pants to wear
73 Hecatomb Subligar ~ Hp+15 Dex+8 Att+20 Slow+12% ~ Not worth getting for drk. If you can get a pair of Black cuisses for WS.
74 Chaos Flanchard +1 ~ ~
75 Galliard Trousers ~ ~

1 Bronze Leggings ~ Def:1 ~ Basic boots
*7 Leaping Boots ~ Dex+3 Agi+3 ~ If you can kill Leaping Lizzy an get these you can wear them for quite a while.
10 Scale Greaves ~ Def: 3 ~ Sell Bronze leggings and purchase Scale Greaves
16 Bone Leggings+1 ~ Eva+1 ~ Again if you feel you need more EVA these will be a acceptable choice
21 Beetle Leggings+1 ~ Eva+1 ~ Same as bone +1 but little more defense
24 Greaves ~ Def:6 ~ No stat bonus on these so its just a choice if you want more def or not. Dont need to get them.
*24 Winged Boots ~ ~
30 Royal Squires Sollerets ~ Agi+1 ~ +1 agi isn't a huge noticable differance in your delay
34 Bastokan Greaves ~ ~
*Luisant Solerets ~ ~
50 Royal Knights Sollerets ~ Agi+2 ~
52 Chaos Sollerets ~ Hp+15 Mnd+5 Enhance Arcane Circle effect ~ Af boots. Wouldnt recomend wearing these because they dont have the best stats, but if you cannot afford anything else these will work for you. hey you cant beat free gear
67 Rutter Sabatons ~ ~ The best non sky feet. Drops off Bugbear matman in newton movapolas. Macro these in ws
68 Thick Sollerets ~ Acc+2 Att+4 Eva-2 ~ Great Tp boots, Stop usign your chaos sollerets and switch to these. Wearable to 75
*71 Black Sollerets ~ Str+3 Att+8 Damage Taken +8% Enhances Effect of 'Absorb' Spells ~ Good boots. Not many have str+ but these arent worth the price. Try and get Rutter sabatons, they are Rare/ex
73 Adaman Sollerets ~ Mnd-10 Acc+3 Att+5 Eva-3 ~ Yet another great sky item. These will be the best TP boots you can wear.
73 Hectatomb Leggings ~ Hp+7 Str+6 Dex+3 Slow+4% ~ The best boots. I believe the Abjuration froms from Seiryu. Trade any other str boots in because these will be your end game boots.
74 Chaos Sollerets +1

1 Nations Ring
14 Courage RingsX2 ~ Str+2 ~ Best low level STR ring
30 Raja's Ring ~ If you completed CoP and chose this ring, it will be your best STR ring to wear to 75. The str from the ring increases as you level up to +5 str.
34 Venerer RingX1 ~ Accuracy+3 ~ Great low level acc ring, it is rare so you can only wear 1
36 Puissance RingsX2 ~ Str+3 ~ Upgrade your Courage rings to these
*40 Sniper's RingX2 ~ Accuracy +5 Ranged Accuracy+5 Def-10 Darkness-20 ~ GREAT acc ring and is wearable to 75
*40 Woodman's Ring (X2 ~) Accuracy+5 Ranged Accuracy+5 ~ If you dont like the -10 def and -20 darkness from the snipers then you can aim for these rings. They are questable
54 Sun RingsX2 ~ Str+3 ~ Switch Puissance rings for these
* 57 Toreader's Ring(X2) ~ HP+10 Accuracy+7 ~ Obtained from trading item Impetuous Vision for the ring after beating promy vhazl
72 Ruby RingsX2 ~ Str+4 ~ Switch Sun rings for 2 of these for macros.
*74 Flame RingX2 ~ Str+5 Int+2 Mnd-2~ If you can afford it, roughly about 1 ,000,000 a piece, these are the best rings you can get for drk.

1 Rabbit Mantle ~ Def:1 ~ Basic back piece
12 Travelers Mantle ~Evasion+3 ~
21 Night Cape ~ ~
47 Jaegar Mantle ~ ~
55 Royal Army Mantle Str+2 Mnd+2 ~ Rare / ex back piece to macro in for ws. Costs 50,000 CP if you are from San d'Oria
61 Amemit Mantle ~ Str+1 Att+10 R.Att+10 ~ Good mantle to wear if you cant get the CP for Ryl. Army mantle. The 10 Att is nice too.
*61 Amemet Mantle +1 ~Str+2 Att+15 R.Att+15 ~ If you have the money you should purchase this instead of a foragers. Foragers only has 1 more STR then this and same attack but foragers costs about 4 mil extra
*71 Foragers Mantle ~ Str+3 Att+15 ~ This only has 1 more str then the Amemet Mantle+1. If you feel you need that extra str and are willing to pay insane prices then you can go for this mantle. If not stay with the amemet mantle+1

21 Spike Necklace ~Str+3 Dex+3 Mnd-6~ Macro in for ws
30 Ajase Beads ~ ~ very nice neck piece for lvl 30, drops off nm in meriphated mountains(spell check) that pops every 21 hours (no place holders)
*33 Peacock Charm ~Acc+10 R.Acc+10 ~ GREAT neck piece to buy if you have money buy it, or do BCNM. This is perfect for drks low acc
33 Peacock Amulet ~ Acc+10 R.Acc+10 ~ This is the rare/ex version of the peacock charm. If you cannt afford the charm an want to have more acc you can camp Argus in maze of shakhrami
55 Royal Guards Collar ~ Accuracy+4 Attack+4~ Use this until 75 for TP
60 Chivalrous Chain ~ Str+3 Acc+5 Store tp+1 ~ Purchasable with Assault points. Great neck piece. Str and acc is not common in a neck, and the store tp+1 isnt bad in the long run
65 Grand Temple Knight's Collar ~ Accuracy+5 Attack+5~ Trade your Ryl Grd collar for this, obtained from CP
73 Justice Torque ~Str+5 Scythe skill+7 Great katana skill+7 ~ For ws's with scythe. Drops in sea from nm Jailer of justice.
73 Prudence Torque ~ Int+5 Great sword skill+7 Club skill+7. Nm in sea called Jailer of Prudence has to be killed to get this great great sword torque.

7 Leather Belt ~ Defense 1 ~ Only belt wearable at this level
15 Warrior's Belt ~ Hp+3 Vit+2 ~ Again this is one of the few lower level belts. Wear this until 18 and purchase a Brave's belt / barbarian Belt
18 Brave Belt ~ Str+2 Dex-1 Vit+2 Agi-1 ~ Highley recomend buying this belt. Good belt to macro in for WS or can wear full time. If you cannot afford this

belt buy the NQ version of it, the Barbarians belt
18 Barbarian's belt ~ Str+1 Dex-1 Vit+1 Agi-1 ~ Good cheap belt. If you can afford it buy the HQ version, the Bravebelt
30 Mrc Captains Belt ~ Dex+1 Vit+1 Agi+1 Int+1 Mnd+1 Chr+1 ~ Decent belt, some people prefer this over the Brave/ Barbarians belt but I prefer the Brave/ Barbarians for the Str +
40 Tilt Belt(Good for it's level) ~ Acc+ 5 Eva-5 ~ Great belt to wear for TP gain until 48 where you should trade up for a Life belt.
43 Swordbelt+1
48 Life Belt ~ Acc + 10 ~ The perfect belt for DRK. This belt is usable all the way to 75.
*55 Speed Belt ~ Haste +6% ~ Good belt for TP gain. Very hard to aquire on most servers due to the extreme amount of botters.
*58 Master Belt ~Acc+5 Att+5 ~ I would advice to stick with the Life belt over this, but if you feel you need to comepensate for lower att ( if your a taru perhaps) then you can get this, but 5 att is not worth losing 5 acc
71 Warwolf Belt ~ Str+5 Dex+5 Vit+5 Enmity+3 ~ This is a great belt to wear at high levels. Macro in for WS

10 Optical Earring ~ Accuracy+1 Attack-2 ~ Decent for TP gain, we have enough attack to not care about losing 2
10 Energy Earring ~ Mp+2 ~ There really isnt anything else to wear at this lvl
16 Bone Earring+1(X2)
21 Beetle Earring+1(X2) ~ Attack+3 Evasion-3~ Nice earring for a low level, you can wear these until 55 like i did
*52 Accurate Earring ~Accuracy +2 ~ Use if you feel you lack accuracy, but i would stick wtih the attack earrings for now you get an assault earring soon which is attack an accuracy
55 Spike Earring(X2) ~ Attack+5 ~
*58 Assualt Earring ~ Accuracy+2 Attack+5 Evasion-2 Def-3 ~ Best earring imo, this is a very important earing for a drk, switch 1 spike earring for this
63 Coral Earring ~ Attack+5 Evasion-5 Magic damage taken -1%~ Switch the other spike earring for this earring
*67 Triumph Earring ~ Str+2 ~ Good earring to macro into a WS but its quiet expensive an rarely on AH
* 67 Vampire Earring ~ Nightime Str+4~ Good earring for a WS at night, but like the triumph its expensive and not on ah alot
70 Fenrir's Earring ~ Daytime Attack+10 Nighttime Ranged Attack+10 ~ After defeating fenrir you can chose your prize, if you take this you can switch it with your Coral during the day for an additional 5 attack
72 Abyssal Earring~ Int+2 Scythe Skill +5 Dark Magic Skill +5 ~ Nice earring for drks, you get this as a reward for completing DM
72 Bushinomimi~ Str+2 Great Katana Skill +5 Parrying Skill +5 ~ the 2 str is ok for WS macro i guess but the rest isnt that great
72 Supanomimi~ Agi+2 Enhances Dual Wield Effect Sword Skill +5 ~ Good for drk/nin
75 Brutal Earring ~ Enhances Double Attack Effect * Store TP +1 ~ gained

Ranged Attack
55 Lightning Bow ~ Dex+2 ~

The new sachets - race specific
58 Tiphia Sting
55 Goblin Grenade ~ Str+1~
*63 Bomb Core ~ Attack+12~

Job Abilities
1 ~ Blood Weapon ~ 2 Hours ~ Lasts 30 seconds ~[Allows you to drain your target's HP with your melee attacks] Best if used with Souleater and dagger or axes.
5 ~ Arcane Circle ~ 5 Minutes ~ Lasts 3 minutes ~ [Grants resistance against arcana to party members within area of effect]
15 ~ Last Resort ~ 5 Minutes ~ Lasts 30 seconds ~ [Enhances attacks but weakens defense]~ Use before WS, but becareful because Last Resort draws about the same hate as provoke does
20 ~ Weapon Bash ~ 5 Minutes ~ Instant ~ [ Delivers an attack that can stun the target. Two handed weapon is required] Use to stun AGA spells if your Stun spell isnt ready
30 ~ Souleater ~ 6 Minutes ~ Lasts 1 minute ~ [Consumes HP to enhance attacks] Takes 12% of your Max HP and adds 10% extra DMG to your attacks, best if used with WS (do not use with multihit ws, you will die)
75 ~ Dark Seal ~ 15 minutes ~ Instant ~ [ Enhances accuracy of next dark magic spell] Basicly this is elemental seal but for dark magic. Costs 3 merits to unlock.
75 ~ Diabolic Eye ~ 15 minutes ~ Lasts 3 minutes ~ [Reduces max Hp and increases Acc] This is my favorite drk JA. To get this JA you need to spend 3 merits to unlock it, and every upgrade is another 3. Each additional merit into Diabolic eye shortens the recast 2.5 minutes.

All the information I used to put this guide, I found on ffxi.allakazam.com and ffxi.somepage.com. Now remember this is just a guideline, if you feel there is other gear that would be more suitable please feel free and say so and I will add your ideas to the guide. I will continue to update this guide as more items are added. Thank your and enjoy :)

The Contraente Jackel
09-24-2006, 05:17 AM
Don't send PMs to my account Elmers if you wanted to update info. I was using Elmers because this account would get a activation email for some reason and now I can't delete this post on elmers an repost on this account... god I wish I had one of those EASY buttons like in the commercials.

10-15-2006, 01:06 AM
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